“Neymar would win Ballon d’Or at Madrid”

Playing at Real Madrid would give Neymar a greater chance of winning the Ballon d’Or award, according to the club’s president Florentino Perez.

The Brazilian forward finished third in this year’s voting behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, having moved to Paris Saint-Germain in a €222m deal from Barcelona this summer.

“Being at Madrid would make it easier for Neymar to win this award,” Perez told El Larguero radio show.

“Madrid are a club who allow great players to become even better, to reach another level, while PSG have had very few winners, even if they have grown a lot recently.

“Neymar was third in the voting and others could emerge but it will be very difficult for anyone to take away the lead from these two players (Ronaldo and Messi).

“Everyone knows I wanted to sign him (Neymar) before but this is Ronaldo’s day, he deserves this award.”

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